ENGINE
Overhead-valve V-8, Gen I small-block Chevrolet; Induction One Carter No. 26669 four-barrel carburetor
DISPLACEMENT 283
COMPRESSION ratio 9.5:1
HORSEPOWER (Chevrolet rating) 230 @ 4,800rpm
TORQUE (Chevrolet rating) 300 lb-ft @ 3,800 rpm
CASTING /FACTORY
CODE NUMBERS
• Block: 3737739 • Cylinder heads: 3748770 • Carburetor: 3746384 • Distributor: 1110890 • Generator: 1110243
TRANSMISSION
Original Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed manual transmission (RPO 685) with console-mounted shifter
REAREND 3.55:1 rear gear ratio
INTERIOR
Restored production ’58 Corvette
CHANGES ’58 new dash design with 0- to 160-mph speedometer, tachometer relocated to top of steering column (0-8,000 rpm for optional solid-lifter 270 and 290hp engines, 0-6,000 rpm for all other engines), passenger-side dash grab bar in front of anodized trim insert
SEATS Restored ’58 buckets, upholstered in Charcoal vinyl
SOUND SYSTEM Optional (RPO 102) GM/Delco signal-seeking AM radio
HVAC Optional (RPO 101) heater. For A/C, lower the top and windows, then accelerate rapidly, as appropriate for the day’s weather